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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Carrollton, TX

When Implants are Loose or Causing You Pain

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No one getsdental implants placed thinking they will fail. However, just like with the rest of your smile, problems can sometimes arise with your implant posts. Acting quickly could be essential for addressing the issue and restoring your oral health before the situation grows any worse. As such, you shouldreach out to Dr. Chandy if you notice a loose implant post or another sign of dental implant failure. We’ll do everything we can to help!

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Dental implants are very sturdy and can reliably stay anchored to the jaw for decades. As such, you might find yourself wondering what circumstances could cause them to fail. There are a few common causes that you should be aware of before committing to the dental implant process, such as:

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

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Dental implant failure is categorized as early or late. An early failure occurs not long after your dental implant surgery. Late failure is when problems arise after osseointegration is complete.

Oftentimes issues with your dental implant posts will result in some combination of the following symptoms:

The symptoms you have can provide a clue to the nature of your dental implant failure, so be sure to describe the situation in as much detail as possible when you call our office.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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The first step we need to take is to examine your mouth to figure out what led to the failure of the implant posts. What happens after that can vary depending on whether the issue was caused by an infection, physical trauma, or another problem; different situations call for different forms of treatment.

It’s sometimes possible to save dental implants that have failed, but if they do have to be removed, there’s a chance that you could have new ones placed in the future.

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